53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Turku, Finland
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Tampere, Finland
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Oulu, Finland
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
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Muonio, Finland
— 1 night
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Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
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Narvik, Norway
— 1 night
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Bodo, Norway
— 1 night
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Bronnoysund, Norway
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Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
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Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
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Skjolden, Norway
— 1 night
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Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway
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Stavanger, Norway
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Kristiansand, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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Falun, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Vastervik, Sweden
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Visby, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Oskarshamn, Sweden
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Malmo, Sweden
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and visit Katajanokka.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Istanbul to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Turku, Finland

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tampere, Finland

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Oulu, Finland

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): engage your brain at Tietomaa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches · Parks

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, see Santa Claus Office, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muonio, Finland

— 1 night
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Muonio tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Muonio by car takes about 3 hours. July in Muonio sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature
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Tromso, Norway

— 3 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Arctic Cathedral and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. The Polar Museum and Lone Slydahl will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Telegrafbukta Beach, appreciate the history behind Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, explore the striking landscape at Tromso Fjords, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by car from Muonio to Tromso takes 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Muonio, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tromso, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Narvik.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Narvik, Norway

— 1 night
or Áhkanjárga is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Narvik Krigsmuseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Narvik Church, then get a new perspective on things with Dive Norway, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Narvik trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tromso to Narvik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Narvik can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Bodo.

Things to do in Narvik

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Bodo, Norway

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): learn about all things military at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Bodin Church, then stop by Craig Alibone Chocolate, then kick back and relax at Mjelle, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bodo trip planner.

You can fly from Narvik to Bodo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bronnoysund.

Things to do in Bodo

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Bronnoysund, Norway

— 1 night
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You can drive from Bodo to Bronnoysund in 7 hours. In August in Bronnoysund, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you're off to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bronnoysund

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Trondheim, Norway

— 2 nights
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
On the 5th (Fri), visit Bakklandet, brush up on your military savvy at Kristiansten Fortress, and then take a memorable tour with Nature Tours - Day Trips. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Old Town Bridge, examine the collection at Rockheim, hike along Ladestien - Hiking Trail, then stroll through Trondheim par3golf, and finally hike along Bymarka.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Trondheim holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Bronnoysund to Trondheim takes 6 hours. In August, daytime highs in Trondheim are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Trondheim

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

Geiranger, Norway

— 2 nights

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, pause for some serene contemplation at Geiranger Church, then examine the collection at Norwegian Fjord Centre, then explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet, and finally get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Geiranger trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Trondheim to Geiranger takes 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Skjolden.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Skjolden, Norway

— 1 night
Skjolden is a village in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): experience rural life at Skjolden Llamas, head outdoors with Feigefossen, then get great views at Skjolden Viewpoint, and finally head outdoors with Lustrabadet.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Skjolden road trip planner.

You can drive from Geiranger to Skjolden in 3.5 hours. August in Skjolden sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Skjolden

Outdoors

Side Trip

Flam, Norway

— 2 nights
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, see exotic creatures in open habitats at FjordSafari, then take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, then browse the exhibits of Otternes Bygdetun, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Undredal Stave Church. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Vindhellavegen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Borgund Stave Church, then visit Gamle Laerdalsoeyri, then explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Brekkefossen.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Flam trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Skjolden to Flam takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Flam are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Bergen, Norway

— 2 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): learn about all things military at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum and then see some colorful creatures with Gone Paddling AS. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, see the interesting displays at Theta Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then get a taste of the local shopping with Dmg Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bergen online travel route planner.

You can drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Bergen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Stavanger, Norway

— 2 nights

Oil Capital

The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
On the 14th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), then enjoy the sand and surf at Sola Strand, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavanger Cathedral, engage your brain at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, visit Ovre Holmegate, then steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, then take an in-depth tour of Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, and finally shop like a local with Touscene.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Stavanger road trip planning app.

Fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Stavanger, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Stavanger

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Kristiansand, Norway

— 2 nights
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Baneheia, make a splash at Aquarama Bad, get outside with Fiskebrygga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kristiansand Domkirke, and finally identify plant and animal life at Ravnedalen Naturpark. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Kristiansand Cannon Museum, then steep yourself in history at Christiansholm Festning, then kick back and relax at Sjosanden, and finally step off the mainland to explore Odderoya.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kristiansand trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Stavanger to Kristiansand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Kristiansand, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Oslo, Norway

— 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Get some cultural insight at Viking Ship Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum. Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Norsk Folkemuseum will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, wander the streets of Karl Johans gate, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oslo Handverksdestilleri.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oslo online travel planner.

You can fly from Kristiansand to Oslo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kristiansand in August, Oslo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Falun.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Falun, Sweden

— 1 night
Falun is a city and the seat of Falun Municipality in Dalarna County, Sweden, with 37,291 inhabitants in 2010. On the 21st (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Dalarnas Museum, contemplate the long history of Carl Larsson House, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Falu Gruva, and finally identify plant and animal life at Gyllbergen Naturreservat.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Falun trip planner.

You can drive from Oslo to Falun in 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stockholm.

Things to do in Falun

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stockholm, Sweden

— 4 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Vasa Museum and ABBA The Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Langholmen and Sandhamn. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Drottningholm Palace, examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip planner.

You can drive from Falun to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vastervik.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vastervik, Sweden

Västervik is a city and the seat of Västervik Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 21,140 inhabitants in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Granso naturreservat and then steep yourself in history at Casimirsborg Gard.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Vastervik trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Stockholm to Vastervik in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in August, Vastervik is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Visby.

Things to do in Vastervik

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Visby, Sweden

— 2 nights
Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Visby vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vastervik to Visby takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oskarshamn.

Things to do in Visby

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Oskarshamn, Sweden

— 1 day
Oskarshamn is a coastal city and the seat of Oskarshamn Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 17,258 inhabitants in 2010.HistoryEtymologyDöderhultsvik was the original name before a town charter was granted in 1856. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Stensjo By.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oskarshamn holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Visby to Oskarshamn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Visby in August since evenings lows in Oskarshamn dip to 10°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gothenburg.
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Gothenburg, Sweden

— 2 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vasa Church, have fun and explore at Universeum, take a memorable tour with Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Haga, and finally stroll around Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gothenburg trip website.

Traveling by car from Oskarshamn to Gothenburg takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Malmo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Malmo, Sweden

— 2 nights

Sweden's Berlin

A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stop by Sodergatan Street, make a trip to Little Square, get engrossed in the history at Malmohus castle, then walk around Kungsparken, and finally kick back and relax at Ribersborgsstranden. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. Petri (St. Peter's Church), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lund Cathedral, take in the views from Oresund Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Skanors Havsbad, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kampingestranden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Malmo road trip planning site.

Drive from Gothenburg to Malmo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Nyhavn and Frederiksborg Castle will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Stevns Klint and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Store Heddinge (Hojerup Ny Kirke & Hoejerup Gamle Kirke), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Fuglereservat Vaserne (in Birkerod). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, admire the striking features of Amalienborg, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen day trip planning site.

Drive from Malmo to Copenhagen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aarhus, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
On the 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyst- og Fjordcentret, explore the galleries of Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum, steep yourself in history at Kalo Slotsruin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Knebel Kirke, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lystrup Kirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Den Gamle By, see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Aarhus Vikingemuseet, then pause for some serene contemplation at Aarhus Domkirke, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helligaandskirken.

Make your Aarhus itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Billund.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Billund, Denmark

— 2 nights

Home of LEGO

Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND Billund, then make a splash at Lalandia, and then get your game on at Monky Tonky Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): catch some excitement at LEGO House, then examine the collection at Museumsgaarden Karensminde, then explore the striking landscape at Syvaarssoeen, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Nyso.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Billund itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aarhus to Billund in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Billund are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Billund

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dalarna County travel guide

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Gotland travel guide

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Gardens · Castles · Specialty Museums
Rich in Viking treasure, the island of Gotland shelters the largest discovery of silver. One of the most notable tourist destinations in Sweden, the island features the medieval town of Visby, a World Heritage Site. Historical sites include 94 medieval c...